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Encapsulated Flavors & Fragrances Market Size By Product (Flavor Blends, Fragrance Blends, Essential Oils & Natural Extracts, Aroma Chemicals), By Technology (Physical Process [Atomization {Spray Drying, Spray Chilling, Spray Disk}, Extrusion, Fluid Bed Technique], Chemical & Physicochemical Process), By Encapsulation Process (Micro Encapsulation, Nano Encapsulation, Hybrid Technology, Macro Encapsulation), By End-Use (Food & Beverages [Beverage Mixes {Hot Drinks, Powder Soft Drinks}, Pressed Tablets, Chewing Gum, Bake Mixes], Toiletries & Cleaners), Industry Analysis Report, Country Outlook Application Development, Price Trends, Covid-19 Impact Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI1520
  • Published Date: Jan 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Encapsulated Flavors & Fragrances Market size exceeded USD 7.35 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period from 2021 to 2027. The increasing use of encapsulated flavors and fragrances by food processing manufacturers into various products such as bakery & confectionery, beverages, dairy products, chewing gums & candies, etc. is expected to spur the market growth. Odor and flavor masking, controlled release properties along with precision nutrient delivery has propelled the use of encapsulated flavors and fragrances in food processing.

Global Encapsulated Flavors & Fragrances Market

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Owing to the hectic & busy life schedules consumers are seeking for easy and convenient daily diet alternatives resulting into high demand for ready to eat (RTE) or ready to cook (RTC) food products. Consumers across the globe are seeking for convenient and healthy RTE food products to meet  their daily nutrient requirement. Growing disposable income has allowed the consumer to spend more on packaged food products. Furthermore, growing female working population is expected to spur the demand of convenience and RTE or RTC food products.

Encapsulated flavors & fragrances are used in number of food products including cereal & oatmeal, biscuit & cookies, chewing gum, powdered drink mix, tea & bake mixes, ice-cream, and snack meals etc. Increasing consumption of convenience food products will provide lucrative opportunities and may open avenues for encapsulated flavors & fragrances market development over the anticipated time span.

Growing demand from hotels and restaurants to provide unique taste and flavour to their products is accelerating the demand for flavor blends

Encapsulated flavors & fragrances market from flavor blends segment surpassed USD 3 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period. Flavor blends especially savoury flavour blends are added into various food items to give unique taste and flavor. Increasing consumption of seasonal and exotic cuisine has positively influenced product demand.  In addition, growth in the global processed & packaged food demand due to rising preference for convenience food products will drive the market expansion.

Encapsulated Flavor Blends Market

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Flavor blends are sensitive and expensive products which are widely used in food industries as additives. Food encapsulation has empowered food & beverage manufacturers to overcome the challenges associated with color, taste, nutrition, and food preservation. Changing dietary patterns is leading to wide diversification in food industry, thus propelling the demand growth for ready to eat and processed items.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the encapsulated flavors and fragrances market negatively. Halt in the operations of manufacturing plants and decline in consumer products such as food & beverages, personal care & cosmetics during lockdown has mainly affected the market growth partially offset by higher residential use. However, the recommencement of business operations is expected to boost the sales in the upcoming years.

Growing sales of fine fragrances, cosmetics & toiletries will stimulate the demand of aroma chemicals

Encapsulated flavors & fragrances market from toiletries application segment exceeded USD 1 billion in 2020. Aroma chemicals are compounds with special and unique odor or smell, also known as aromas, odorants, or flavor. They are widely utilised in fine fragrances, cosmetics & toiletries.

Encapsulated Flavors & Fragrances Market for Toileteries

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Changing consumer preferences, growth in the end-user market and rising adoption of fine fragrances, cosmetics & toiletries will drive growth in this area. Asia Pacific continues to be the largest markets due to the high domestic consumption of aromatic chemicals and the presence of major cosmetics companies in across the region. In addition, increasing demand for natural fragrances, technological advances and new applications in the fragrance industry such as premium shampoo, soaps and deodorants, increased market penetration in emerging markets, and increased demand for bespoke fragrances will drive overall industry growth.

Moreover, manufacturers operating in personal care & cosmetics industry are effectively utilizing encapsulated flavors and fragrances as they provide improved the quality and performance of the final product. It also permits the manufacturers to minimize production cost facilitate modular assembly practices and improve the quality of the products thereby driving the market size.

Technological benefits for instance precise release of nutrients will drive the microencapsulation segment of the market

Encapsulated flavors & fragrances market from micro encapsulation process is expected to surpass USD 4 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of around 5% over the forecast period. The microencapsulation process is expected to expand application scope to a broader product range including pharmaceuticals formulations, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, and food supplies. Technological benefits for instance precise release of nutrients will drive the segment expansion.

Increasing innovations and developments in the flavor encapsulation is expected to offer lucrative opportunities to spray drying process

Encapsulated flavors and fragrances market from spray drying technology is expected to surpass USD 6.15 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of above 5% through 2027. Spray drying is suitable for encapsulating flavors because volatile flavor compounds evaporate faster than water.

Spray drying technique helps in maintaining the real flavors and taste of the fruit and also prevents the nutritive value of the fruits and vegetable thus used in dairy products including mava, powder milk, cream, cheese, etc. Rising demand for convenience foods especially fortified dairy products coupled with increasing demand for edible products with a long shelf life is expected to boost the demand for spray dried technology.

Increasing demand for functional foods due to rising health-conscious will spur the business in North America

North America encapsulated flavors and fragrances market size is expected to exceed USD 3 billion by 2027, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR over 4.5% during the forecast period. Upsurge in consumption of functional foods in conjunction with rising health-conscious consumers will further strengthen regional market statistics.

North America Encapsulated  Flavors & Fragrances Market

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North America encapsulated flavors & fragrance industry demand is supported by key factors including increasing concerns to improve product shelf life, rising consumer health and diet related trends & demands for RTC and RTE food products and introduction of various encapsulation processes & technologies to improve the quality of the products. In addition, the proliferating usage of fragrant products in cleaning and cosmetic application owing to rising consumer awareness related to hygiene is stimulating the regional market outlook.

Increasing investments in R&D and product innovations by industry participants to accelerate market competitiveness

Key players operating in the encapsulated flavors and fragrances market include Aveka Inc, Buchi Labortechnik AG, Cargill, Clextral, Etosha Pan (India), Firmenich SA, Flavarom International Limited, Flavaroma, and Fona International Inc,

Frieslandcampina Kievit Gmbh, Glatt GmbH, Ingredion, Insta Foods, Lycored, Mane SA, Nexira SAS, Premium Foods Company Limited, Sensient Technologies Corporation, Sonarome, Synthite Industries Limited, Symrise AG, TasteTech Ltd, Tate & Lyle, IFF, Takasago, Givaudan, Huabao and Apple Flavours, are among the other major players in the global business scenario.

The major market players are engaged in extensive research & development to develop innovative products and increasing efforts to develop high quality and cost-effective products used in various application. For instance, in February 2019, Givaudan opened first fragrance encapsulation center in Singapore for Asia Pacific market. This has helped the company to cater its Asia based customers with the complete range of actives using the best quality encapsulates for their home and personal care brands.

The global encapsulated flavors & fragrances market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo Tons & revenue in USD Million from 2016 to 2027 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Flavor Blends
  • Fragrance Blends
  • Essential Oils & Natural Extracts
  • Aroma Chemicals

By Technology

  • Physical Process
    • Atomization
      • Spray Drying
      • Spray Chilling
      • Spray disk
    • Extrusion
    • Fluid bed technique
  • Chemical & Physicochemical Process

By Encapsulation Process

  • Micro Encapsulation
  • Nano Encapsulation
  • Hybrid Technology
  • Macro Encapsulation

By End-Use

  • Food & Beverages
    • Beverage Mixes
      • Hot Drinks
      • Powder Soft drinks
    • Pressed Tablets
    • Chewing Gum
    • Bake Mixes
  • Toiletries & Cleaners

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Encapsulated flavors and fragrances industry size surpassed USD 7.35 billion in 2020 and is set to grow at a CAGR of 5% between 2021 and 2027 driven by the growing product usage in dairy products, bakery & confectionery, chewing gums & candies, and others.

The market share from flavor blends is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5% through 2027 owing to the soaring consumption of seasonal and exotic cuisine.

The market revenue from toiletries application surpassed USD 1 billion in 2020 and will grow with rising product utilization in toiletries, cosmetics, and fine fragrances.

North America encapsulated flavors & fragrances industry size is anticipated to cross USD 3 billion up to 2027 given the consumption of functional foods and increase in the number of health-conscious consumers.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 22
  • Tables & Figures: 1037
  • Countries covered: 22
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